Minicourse 2012

Minicourse.  As an MA student or alum, this is a week that stands out among the other 51 – a chance to explore passions, learn something new, give back to the community, and make new friends.

I had the opportunity to join Glenn Stanfield, Dave Marshall and 18 current MA students in Valle de las Palmas, Mexico where we spent 5 days working with the locals to spruce up their community.  We worked very hard, laughed / sang / danced a lot, toughed out chilly and wet weather, made friends with the locals, and practiced our Spanish.  Without a doubt, MA’s unique and wonderful minicourse experience is alive and well.

Enjoy a few pictures from our trip!

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Allison fills her roller with purple paint - Eva wanted her house to be "fuerte!" (strong) and visible from the road.

Fuerte and hermosa!

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Chase talks with kids at the local school about what they'd love to improve at their school - a new soccer field topped the list!

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Dave, Rebecka and Lena get ready to return to work after a hard-earned siesta.

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Lauren and Jessie play with Chewy who, at just 2 months old, squirmed his way into everyone's hearts.

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Mario, August and Chase put the finishing touches on a three day insulation and sheetrock project.

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Posing for a final group shot with a few of Valle de las Palmas' señoras (and Chewy).

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